Andrew Southworth: ‘Open your Eyes’ features organic sounds fused with modern electronic elements

As part of his 2019 journey releasing new tracks every 2-4 weeks, on March 7th Andrew Southworth released his new Chillwave inspired single ‘Open your Eyes’. Featuring organic sounds fused with modern electronic elements, and beautiful spoken word female vocals, ‘Open Your Eyes’ is a track any fans of Odesza, Porter Robinson, blckbrn and more won’t want to miss. The single is available worldwide on all major digital music distribution platforms. BIO Massachusetts based music producer Andrew Southworth is most known for his YouTube channel where he teaches metal vocal lessons, runs sound design experiments, and reviews music gear. In

Digital Gringo: “Project Mayhem” cannot be described as anything less than brilliant!

Right of the cuff, two things caught my attention about Modesto, California creative, Digital Gringo. Firstly, his biography reads: “Digital Gringo is a rapper that raps”. And secondly, how many rappers do you know that rhyme perfectly to the funky beat foundation of Earth Wind & Fire’s “Let’s Groove”? But my enchantment with this atypical rapper didn’t stop there, while listening to his aptly named 12 track album – “Project Mayhem”. In fact, as a description, ‘mayhem’ may actually be an understatement once you’ve run through the entirety of this recording. The tones and moods on this album run from

Omar Bowing: “Women” – the expansive arrangement gives it a progressive bent

Omar Bowing is an independent musician and songwriter located in Austin, Tx. Omar who plays the guitar and guitarviol works with a revolving group of musicians to bring his songs to life. In particular he often collaborates with Tyson Yen, who has lent his voice to almost all of Bowing’s tracks. Omar Bowing’s latest musical creation is simply entitled “Women”. Though mirroring the endeavors of history-making females, the track intends to be a respectful tribute to women in general – from mothers to wives, and sisters to nieces, daughters, friends and co-workers, etc. And in fact the track releases on

Glocck Vee: “IDGF ABOUT YO HITTAS” delivers sharp, telescopic views

Glocck Vee, is an American rap artist from Albuquerque, NM. He has overcome adversity in his childhood and now makes music about his experiences.  His latest single “IDGF ABOUT YO HITTAS” features Mike Beezy Bad Azz, a recording artist, and engineer. Glocck Vee currently works with Juelz Santana, Big Trill, And Maino, and has also collaborated with Mr.Pookie from Dallas TX, Stoney Crook Records. This is a track driven by reactionary outbursts of authenticity and real hip-hop. It’s a robust and dynamic project. Glocck Vee is pure, and, arguably, blunt. His latest single loads several compelling rounds of rage. And

The Jon Johns: “Road Trip Mixtape” – an adventurous attitude!

The Jon Johns are a duo of musicians/producers who have been making music together since 2018. Their music binds the past and the present together into a harmonious sound with musical influences from the 60’s to now. One-hundred-percent independent, the Jon Johns do everything from writing, playing, recording, producing, mixing and releasing their own music. They currently have their 9 track “Road Trip Mixtape” out now. Within minutes of the mixtape kicking into life, this supremely confident recording suggests a band at the peak of their powers, occupying their own orbit. It starts with “Make My Day”, a vast, expansive

Marcela Iglesias: “Human Doll” (feat. Eric ‘Well Written’ McCoy) – fun, bouncy and all around enjoyable

Love it or hate it, you cannot deny that Plastics of Hollywood are gaining traction and making serious waves in the entertainment industry. Spearheaded by Los Angeles, California, Talent manager and producer Marcela Iglesias, the community of plastic surgery enthusiasts are spreading their reach into the film, TV and music spheres. From Ken dolls to Jessica Rabbit and Britney Spears lookalikes Plastics of Hollywood have spent millions of dollars on surgery and aesthetic procedures altering and adapting their looks. Their aim is to simply feel happy and fulfilled in bodies they adore. By the very nature of its scope Plastics

Interview with Californian band City Kings

City Kings is an alternative rock band from Chino, California. Though mainly known for playing heavier hard rock sounding tunes, the band has a very versatile array of musical knowledge. They perform acoustic and softer renditions of their songs on streets of the Inland Empire, or original versions of songs on stages in local venues. The three-piece collective is made up of Chris, Adrian and Ruben. How and when did the City Kings project start and who are the collaborators involved? Christian Blankenship (City Kings): City Kings was basically started on Craigslist! I met our singer and guitarist Adrian after

Midas Well: “3am”- moments of pure body-high pleasure

Midas Well is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist currently residing in Austin, Texas. His album “Golden Rule” is coming soon to all streaming platforms via Jurnt Entertainment, along with his single “3am”. Midas raises the stakes in this stunning narrative. In lesser hands, all this creative weight could feel leaden. But Midas proves himself to be a craftsman, and gets the job done. Midas Well is a great musical artist and his new single shows that in a beautiful showcase of music.  “Golden Rule” is an album with a generous helping of highlights, not least because of Midas’ enviable vocal

DJ Raw B & Luke Sick: “Head Chucka” – a panoply of mic and beat making skills

DJ Raw B & Luke Sick are a hip-hop duo from the Bay Area. Their friendship grew into a partnership that led to collaborations on past tracks and projects. An album had been a goal for the duo, and that dream has finally been realized with “Born Illness”, an eight track LP that’s currently available on all music platforms. The album was produced via a digital collaboration between DJ Raw B and Luke that spanned the course of a year. This release shows a rapper and a beat maker who prove that they are not going anywhere soon. Both unwrap

Sevy Campos: “Thirsty” ft. Samuel Wallace – a Pop-EDM crossover flavor

Born in Arles, Southern France, Sevy Campos began to sing and play guitar at a very early age with the desire to follow in the footsteps of the famous Gipsy Kings, who are from his hometown. During his teen years Sevy across all of Europe, and lived in the UK for 5 years He then returned to France before going to Germany. His song “Thirsty” ft. Samuel Wallace, has been aired on MTV, and is currently play-listed on more than 160 radio and TV channels around the globe. Currently preparing his upcoming album, Sevy Campos is also planning to announce

Grim Singmuf: “Reflecting Soul” – expertly communicated, insightful rap!

Grim Singmuf combines his eclectic taste in music with a massive zest for life. Raised in Fairmount Projects in Woonsocket, R.I. Now residing in Mount Shasta, CA, Grim has traveled via hitchhiking, and Train hopping (Amongst more conventional means). This lifestyle has built within him a strength in artistic diversity that helps to shape his very unique production style. “Reflecting Soul” is a 7 track album that Grim Singmuf completed alongside Romanian producer, Luca Andrei Iulian better known as LuaN Beats. This is the metaphorical breath of fresh air that rap music needs from time to time. With so much in the genre just sounding like meaningless garbage.

Grim Singmuf is the complete antithesis of meaningless, ignorant artists in the game. Sure some of their beats are good but in the end they just perpetuate everything that is wrong in the business. Grim has relevant messages and …surprise… his beats, flow, and production values are actually excellent.

Usually when a conscientious rapper comes along they hardly bring any good productions with them. Here Grim Singmuf brings LuaN Beats to the table, and the results are totally satisfying. The Romanian delivers with resonant, piano-driven soundscapes which perfectly suit the profound introspective narratives Grim has on his mind.

Grim also distributes all of his own material which means no large company will own, or silence his message. He’s a totally independent artist which is very impressive in itself. The lyricism alone makes this an album worth buying, so once you know that the production is similarly excellent, you’ll need to get this.

Open-minded, clever, cool, and innovative, much of “Reflecting Soul” is like witnessing Grim trading inner dialogue with himself. He pushes through his mindset while doing some autobiographical soul searching. But this album isn’t just about the artist’s experiences. Instead, his personal narrative is used as a frame of reference for ailing communities.

The rapper knows his duty to educate and inspire the public. Grim Singmuf is a true intellectual and a master of subtlety when the situation calls for it. There will be plenty of important insightful rap coming in the near future, but it is unlikely that much of it will match the cohesion and clarity of Grim’s vision.

Right from the opening “Intro” track, this album is crammed with enlightened rap bars and full-frontal, conscious commentary. By the time the piano brings in “Satisfied” – the second track on the album – you’ll be transfixed by the hypnotizing aura pervading Grim’s flow. Naturally, “Reflecting Soul” contains no ramped up, house party-type cuts. However, Grim Singmuf is an alert and readied presence throughout its playtime. The album’s collection of efficient beats rarely overstep Grim’s perceptive lyrics, which are often pushed center-stage.

Whenever rap albums focus heavily on lofty topics, there’s always a danger of them sounding righteous. Grim however isn’t a braggart. He’s not a shameless self-publicist and takes pride in that. Judging by the opening lines of the biting title, and standout track, “Reflecting Soul”, the rapper is content making music that is not directed at a mindless audience.

Still though, just because an artist wants to elevate, inform and expand minds via rap, it doesn’t mean the music shouldn’t sometimes veer into the catchy colors outside the lines. Which is what happens on the busier banging beat of “Reconnect”.

In a constantly evolving hip-hop environment of outlandish hustlers and animated trap crews, “Exit The World” and “Take In Let Go” will no doubt make people appreciative of Grim Singmuf’s artistic gifts and challenging mindset. And when the artist finally closes the show down with “Outro”, you’ll already be fully convinced that “Reflecting Soul” is home to some expertly communicated, insightful rap.

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